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Damon Leroy Jones, 37

Damon Leroy Jones, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, March 27, in the 6800 block of 11th Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 2 p.m., Jones was sitting in a wheelchair when a black man in his mid- to late 30s walked up and began talking to Jones, said LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera. The two spoke for about five minutes before the man pulled out a gun and shot at Jones multiple times, LaBarbera said. Investigators believe the two knew each other.

Jones was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information can call LAPD Dets. Eddie Amaral or Miguel Gutierrez at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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